last year's Brights Collection (with some updates). To see some swatches and my review of each shade, click.......
|OPI Brights 2015 Summer Collection|
I Sea You Wear OPI:
A gorgeous shimmery blue with a slight purple duo-chrome effect. The formulation is decent but sheer, I used two to three coats for the swatches below.
|I Sea You Wear OPI: Two coats (three on some fingers) with no top coat.|
An orchid cream, this shade is slightly sheer on the first coat. With two coats though, the finish is quite opaque and shiny.
|The Berry Thought of You: Two coats with no top coat.|
A dark navy blue creme, this shade is very thick. The formulation was thus a bit hard to work with as it streaked easily. I used two coats with a layer of top coat because the finish of this was just too streaky and uneven.
|My Car Has Navy-gation: Two coats with top coat.|
This is a fun clear top coat packed with neon pink hex glitters of various sizes. I am generally not a fan of OPI glitters, but this one is quite nice as there were no glitter-fishing required! I used one coat on top of My Car Has Navy-gation. The finish is a bit dull so if you want some shine, definitely add a top coat.
|On Pinks & Needles: One coat over two coats of My Car has Navy-gation, no top coat.|
An eye-catching bright red, this is a nice and pigmented creme. The color is nothing special but the formulation is nice. I used two coats for the swatches below.
|I Stop for Red: Two coats with no top coat.|
This is a gorgeous coral pink shimmer. The formulation is packed with golden rose sparkles. The polish seems sheer upon the first coat but with two coats the finish is nicely opaque.
|Can't Hear Myself Pink!: Two coats with no top coat.|
Although these three shades below share the same names as last year's shades, the formulation and color actually vary quite a bit. So basically these are reformulations of last year's three best selling shades from the Brights 2014 collection.
Hotter Than Pink:
This is bright light pink filled with fine lavender shimmers. The shade is opaque with two coats and the finish was quite shiny. Last year's Hotter Than Pink is a much brighter hot pink with a matte finish.
|Hotter Than You Pink: Two coats with no top coat.|
This is an orange coral with golden shimmers. This one is a bit sheer and I experienced some bubbling. The formulation isn't great so I had to use three coats. Last year's Down to the Core-al is a neon version of this with a matte finish.
|Down to the Core-al: Three coats with no top coat.|
A refreshing lime yellow, this shade is smooth but sheer. I used three coats. Last year's Life Gave Me Lemons was greener with a matte finish.
|Life Gave Me Lemons: Three coats with no top coat.|
I love this collection and I actually quite enjoy the updates on the three shades from last year's Brights Collection. A few misses are My Car has Navy-gation and Down to the Core-als. My favorites are Can't Hear Myself Pink! and On Pinks & Needles.
The Brights 2015 collection is now available at London Drugs, Shoppers, Ulta, various drugstores and professional salons.